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With progress on good jobs for women stalling, it’s time for Congress to act
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With progress on good jobs for women stalling, it’s time for Congress to act

Author Rose Khattar examines the precarious state of women's employment and argues that Congress must work to swiftly pass the Build Back Better agenda to ensure that women do not lose decades of hard-fought improvements in women's security.

We may be entering another catastrophic period for women’s employment.

A year ago, as many children began logging onto a year of virtual school, more than 865,000 women left the labor market in a single month. Last September’s cataclysmic month for women’s employment came on the heels of months in which women lost more jobs than men—dating back to the onset of the pandemic. By the start of October, women had lost more than a generation of employment gains and economists and pundits had announced that the country was experiencing what became known as a “she-cession.”

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Rose Khattar

Associate Director, Rapid Response and Analysis

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